The incoming national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Iyorchia Ayu, has said eight more years of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government will lead to Nigeria’s breakup.
Daily Trust reported that Ayu said this on Monday, November 29, when he received a delegation of the Coalition of United Political Party (CUPP) led by Ikenga Ugochinyere at his residence in Abuja.
The PDP chieftain said there was need for all stakeholders to work together and defeat the ruling APC ,which he described as the biggest cancer affecting the country.
The incoming PDP chairman further claimed that governors elected on the platform of the APC “are the worst in this country”.
Making apparent reference to Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state who doubles as the APC’s caretaker chairman, Ayu said:
“How can a governor leave his state for years and stay in Abuja because he is the national chairman of the political party? Who is governing your state? That is how unserious they are.”
Meanwhile, the director-general of the Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu, has said Nigerians will be making a big mistake by returning the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) back to power.
Okechukwu explained that the opposition party, PDP cannot be trusted to rescue Nigeria because promoters of the party have an incurable appetite for corruption and a history of mismanaging the economy.
The Punch reports that the VON DG made this statement during an interview in Abuja on Sunday, November 28.
He was reacting to a rescue plan the PDP said it was putting in place in order to rid Nigeria of the socio-economic woes which it said the All Progressive Congress regime; has plunged the nation into.
The APC chieftain noted that Nigeria was yet to fully recover from the assault on its economy by the recklessness and corruption which characterized the 16 years the PDP spent in office.
Okechukwu further noted that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was still probing the allegation of a multi-million Naira fraud leveled against the suspended National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, by a party member, Kassim Afegbua.
The APC chieftain also pointed out that Nigerians cannot forget in a hurry the various financial scandals ranging from the “Halliburton scam to the Dasuki gate scandal.
Okechukwu also asked, “can we forget the squandermania of $23 billion Greenfield Refineries – one meant for Lagos, one for Kogi and one for Bayelsa? A golden opportunity cost our economy.”